The running event is a 5K/1 mile chase race to benefit the TeamMates Mentoring Program. There will be age divisions for 5K participants with top finishers receiving awards, and the top overall female and male runners receiving an additional cash prize of $100. Please review the Awards section for age divisions. The race will start and finish in the NorthStar parking lot.
5K Course Details
Runners will be guided through a residential area after taking a right turn onto Valley Drive and within a short distance will be on the Zorinsky Trail. Each participant will run the trail to 168th Street, turn around, then run the same path back to the finish line in the NorthStar parking lot. There will be cones and volunteers at the turnaround point.
A safety plan will be in place to provide emergency services.
19 and under
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 and above
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Registered participants can pick up their packets on Friday, August 5, 2016 between 12:00 – 6:00 PM. The pick up location will be at the NorthStar building located at 17605 Wright Street. Packets can also be picked up the morning of the event from 7:45 AM – 8 :15 AM.
Common questions related to the TeamUp for TeamMates Relay Run. Anything not answered below please refer to the contact form to email the event coordinator.
If I am interested in learning more about the TeamMates Mentoring Program or becoming a Mentor who do I contact?
Please go to teammates.org and take a moment to view the information about the program. On the teammates.org website select “Contact Us” to learn more and have someone reach out to you.
Can I be a volunteer for the Relay Event to show my support?
Yes. Being a Volunteer for such a great event is an excellent way to show support for the TeamMates Mentoring Program! Fill out the Comment or question form below.
Is the 5K course an official 3.1 Miles?
Yes, the 5K course has been officially measured by Nebraska Run Guru Events, LLC with the use of a Jones Counter. A Jones Counter is used with a bicycle to measure the length of road running course. A Jones Counter is the US and international standard course measurement tool, according to USA Track & Field
Can I walk in the Relay?
Absolutely! Walking is allowed. If you are a registered participant you can decide to walk or run. Please note that Awards are presented for the fastest times in each category.
What is the official Race Start Time?
The official start or gun time is 8:30 AM. Please arrive early to give yourself enough time to get parked, warmed up, and get familiar with the course.
Are Strollers allowed on the course?
Strollers on the course are “highly discouraged”. The first portion of the race will be on a traffic road where space is limited. The Zorinsky Trail is limited in space for runners and use of a stroller may impede the competitive progress of the other participants.
Is the course marked and can I get lost?
The complete course will be well marked with cones, direction signs, and filled with volunteers. Due to the amount of expected participants and countless volunteers it will be difficult to get lost.
Why is space limited for registration?
Due to the popularity of the event registration will fill quickly. The event is a team relay, so the entrants will double in size therefore the space is limited.
When and where do I pick up the team race packet?
Any member of a registered team can pick up the team packet. The pick up location will be at Peak Performance located in West Omaha (2913 South 168th). The store is located just South of 168th and West Center. The team packet can also be picked up the morning of the event from 7 AM – 8 AM.
How will the relay event be timed?
The event will be Gun Time. This means when the gun goes off at the Start, then the official timing or race clock will begin. Only one overall time will be calculated per Team. A visible clock will be available at the Start(Finish) and the Exchange point.
How will Teams be Identified?
Each team registered will be provided two race bibs in their packet. Both runners will have the same Bib numbers to represent their team. The race bib will also indicate what award category your team has been registered to participate in.
Where do I Park?
Parking will be available at NorthStar Financial, which is the same location as the Start of the Relay. Volunteers will be available to guide you to a parking spot. Please, No Parking on Wright Street.
Will Restrooms be available?
Portable restrooms will be available near the Start/Finish line.
Is there a refund for the event?
There will be no refunds after you have officially registered for the TeamUp for TeamMates event. The event is sponsoring all of its registration fees and donations to the TeamMates Mentoring Program.